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Ivanka's company won Chinese approval for new trademarks the same day she dined with China's president at Mar-a-Lago

SHANGHAI (AP) — On April 6, Ivanka Trump's company won provisional approval from the Chinese government for three new trademarks, giving it monopoly rights to sell Ivanka brand jewelry, bags and spa services in the world's second-largest economy. That night, the first daughter and her husband, Jared Kushner, sat next to the president of China and his wife for a steak and Dover sole dinner at Mar-a-Lago.
The scenario underscores how difficult it is for Trump, who has tried to distance herself from the brand that bears her name, to separate business from politics in her new position at the White House.
As the first daughter crafts a political career from her West Wing office, her brand is flourishing, despite boycotts and several stores limiting her merchandise. U.S. imports, almost all of them from China, shot up an estimated 166 percent last year, while sales hit record levels in 2017. The brand, which Trump still owns, says distribution is growing. It has launched new activewea…

GPS Fareed Zakaria,Petraeus,Syria,Iran,North Korea,Famine Crisis,China Summit,EU UK Gibraltar,Spain

GPS Fareed Zakaria GPS CNN GPS Fareed Zakaria Global Public Square 09 04 2017 Fareed Zakaria GPS GPS Fareed Zakaria gives his take on The Recent Trump Administration Missiles strike on Syria and the Assad regime , Former General David Petraeus discusses strike against Syria under the Assad regime, did the Syria strike send a message to North Korea communist dictator Kim Jong-un .

Iranian leaders criticism of Donald Trump decision to strike Syria ,two experts on Iran Robin Wright contributing editor the New Yorker reporting extensively on Iran and Karim Sadjadpour senior fellow at the Carnegie endowment for international peace , discuss with analyse with Fareed .

United Nations officials are calling it the worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 happening right now ,108 million people face crisis level food insecurity today .Paradoxically foreign US aid which helps millions of people around the world including nations on the brink of starvation , this food shortage is being compounded, by T…

Stockholm truck attack suspect 'known to security services' like westminster car attack

Stockholm truck attack suspect was 'known to security services' like Westminster car attack

The driver of a hijacked beer barrel delivery truck that drove into people walking on Stockholm’s largest shopping street, killing four and injuring many more, is believed to be a 39-year-old Uzbekman previously known to the security services.
London authorities revealed that the British-born Khalid Masood, who carried out Westminster Bridge car attack a month earlier ,was also also well-known to MI5 UK Intelligence services and had worked in Saudi Arabia sometime around 2008.
Police in Sweden’s capital confirmed that a man had been arrested “on suspicion of a terrorist crime through murder” after the attack on Friday afternoon, which saw the haulage vehicle drive down a pedestrianised street in the capital before crashing into a department store.  Swedish police released these images of a man suspected of being involved in the attack.

Karin Rosander, a communications director at the Swedish…

Parliament approves Ukraine visa waiver - 90 days includes all EU countries except UK Ireland ,Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Ukrainian citizens will be exempted from EU short-stay visa requirements, after Parliament endorsed an informal deal with the Council on Thursday.

Under the new law, Ukrainians who hold a biometric passport will be able to enter the EU without a visa for 90 days in any 180-day period, for tourism, to visit relatives or friends, or for business purposes, but not to work. The exemption applies to all EU countries, except Ireland and the UK, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

“Ukraine has achieved all the benchmarks, so the visa requirement should be lifted”, noted rapporteur for the proposal Mariya Gabriel (EPP, BG), adding that the visa waiver will be “another very strong message that Ukraine is a key partner for the European Union in the Eastern Partnership”.

The legislation, approved by 521 votes to 75 with 36 abstentions, still needs to be formally adopted by the Council of Ministers. It is likely to enter into force in June, 20 days after it is published in the EU Of…

A Colonial Hangover from the Past , Plain Old Piracy The Conflict of Gibraltar

A Colonial Hangover            from the Past ,            Plain Old Piracy     The Conflict of Gibraltar It all began on August 4, 1704, when Admiral George Rooke hoisted the British flag on the rock. Since then, the Spaniards have not stopped claiming it. There have been sieges, border closures, petitions to the UN for their return. But what is behind the topic 'Spanish Gibraltar'? What rights the Spanish have over their terra firma of only six square kilometers?01. How did the British conquer Gibraltar?That outcrop of Spanish land was occupied by United Kingdom troops on August 4, 1704. That morning, under a rain of between 15,000 and 30,000 shells, an Anglo-Dutch fleet commanded by Admiral George Rooke seized the rock.
Admiral George RookeThe landing took place within the framework of the war of Spanish succession. The death without descendants of Charles II, the last Spanish king of the house of Austria, and the appointment as successor of the Duke of Anjou and grands…

GPS Fareed Zakaria,Russia, HealthCare,GE CEO US Economy Trade,ISIS in Syria,Populism Dying in Europe

GPS Fareed Zakaria GPS CNN GPS Fareed Zakaria Global Public Square 02 04 2017 Fareed Zakaria GPS , is a 911 style BiPartisan independent commission needed to investigate Russia's intervention into 2016 US Presidential Elections Tom Kean Republican stalwart discusses with Zakaria .Health Care in US compared to other countries around the world, ISIS in Syria HBO, Cries from Syria Film Director and a Journalist Join Fareed to Discuss , has populism now peaked in Europe post Brexit ? , with signs of the center fighting back with French ,German Elections looming.

Populism Dying in Europe , that includes Far Right - Right Wing UKIP political party a Xenophobic Racist Party Founded By Nigel Farage. UKIP has also lost its seat in the UK Parliament and seen its membership plummet.

Since Brexit where are the populist victories ? .Last week UK PM Theresa May triggered Article 50, which will be a long drawn out process taking two years , or even longer.

Spain's foreign minister has…